The Currency Podcast

The Currency is a podcast about the ideas that drive society. Join Mike Gastin each week as he breaks down current events and how the ideas behind these events are shaping the world we live in.

The Currency 101: Branch Covidians

The Currency 101: Branch Covidians

The Currency podcast ep 101: Branch Covidians Science was supposed to free us from religion, but it's pretty hard to ignore the seemingly religious aspects of the new state religion: Branch Covidianism. Here's the Wikipedia entry on the whole Branch Davidian fiasco....

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The Currency 100: Hochul, Hegel & God

The Currency 100: Hochul, Hegel & God

Episode 100 of The Currency podcast: Hochul, Hegel & God New York State governor Kathleen Hochul says God wants you to get the vax. Hegel said that the state is God. Coincidence? I think not. Listen & Subscribe to The Currency: iTunes...

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The Currency 099: Genetic-Modifying Food

The Currency 099: Genetic-Modifying Food

We used to worry that our food was genetically modified; a sort of frankenfood. But, did you ever think your food would one day modify your genetic code? It might just become a reality as the US government has dedicated $500,000 for research into finding ways to make...

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The Currency 098: We’re Home

It's been a long road, but we're finally in our new home in Charleston, SC. Listen & Subscribe to The Currency: iTunes | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher Radio Credits All music used in this show was created by the talented Lee...

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The Currency 097: Small Biz For the Win?

The Currency 097: Small Biz For the Win?

The Currency podcast, Episode #097 A recent Gallup poll reveals small business to be the institution that Americans have the most confidence in. What does this say about our confidence in the other institutions? And, is small business the last place where a person can...

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The Currency 096: Left-Brained Boondoggle

The Currency 096: Left-Brained Boondoggle

The Currency Podcast, Episode #096: Left-Brained Boondoggle What if the problems we're facing, especially those associated with our response to the pandemic, are literally all in our heads? In this episode, Mike looks at the differences between the left and right...

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The Currency 095: Trusting the Science

The Currency 095: Trusting the Science

How can it be that every side claims the science is on their side when we are told science provides the truth? In this episode, Mike deconstructs what people really mean when they say, "I trust the science" and provides a more clear and accurate way to think about...

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The Currency 094: Mass Hysteria & the Welfare State

The Currency 094: Mass Hysteria & the Welfare State

A reivew of "COVID-19 and the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria", a paper recently published in the International Journal of Envrinmental Research & Public Health. Download a copy of the paper here. Listen & Subscribe to The...

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The Currency 093: Building Back Better

The Currency 093: Building Back Better

Another week, another spectacular failure as the Taliban overrun Afganistan. At what point does Joe Biden get held accountable? At what point do intellectually honest people on every side agree that we're in trouble? Listen & Subscribe to...

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